Q&A | Kate Montgomery: Crohn’s took my bowel, but have you seen my abs?

Kate Montgomery was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an often aggressive inflammatory bowel disease that attacks the lining of a person’s gut, 11 years ago. She spent most of her 20s exhausted, researching and testing any possible cure – and dealing with the more mortifying aspects of having to wear an ostomy bag. She tells Sarah her story, and why she’s feeling better than ever.

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Q&A | Director Florian Habicht on his latest film, Spookers

Florian Habicht’s unconventional approach to filmmaking has won him critical acclaim and kept discerning film fans entertained for more than a decade. His films Love Story (2011), Kaikohe Demolition (2004) and most recently Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) all break with the rule book, and hit home because of it. For his latest project, the Berlin-born New Zealander ventures into the creepy, freaky world of Spookers, a “scream park” located in a former pyschiatric hospital in Auckland, NZ. Described as being about “the transformative and paradoxically lifesaving power of belonging to a community that celebrates fear”, Spookers is one of five finalists in the Illuminate Award for innovative documentaries at next week’s Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017.

Sarah asked Florian how he ended up working on the doco, and what was surprising about the experience. Continue reading Q&A | Director Florian Habicht on his latest film, Spookers